Early death risk is higher in childhood cancer survivors

07/13/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Cancer survivors who were diagnosed before they turned 15 had an 11 times higher risk of premature death compared with the general population, due to second cancers and other diseases that likely are caused by long-term effects of cancer treatment, according to a British study. One expert said that childhood cancer survivors often fail to get regular follow-up and screening for cancer and other diseases as they age.

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